Why Nevada Was Within Their Rights on the Jon Jones Situation

Earlier this week the Nevada Athletic Commission granted Jon Jones a one fight licence clearing him to compete on March 2, 2019 at UFC 235. Last month Jones was scheduled to compete in Nevada for UFC 232 but the event was swiftly moved to California after USADA, the UFC’s privately contracted anti-doping watchdog, notified the Nevada … More Why Nevada Was Within Their Rights on the Jon Jones Situation

Case Study – Frequent Chokes in MMA Concerning for Cognitive Impairment

(Image via Wikimedia) Last year a study was published discussing the risk of Vertebral Artery Dissection from chokeholds in combative sports.  A more recent case study was published suggesting that in addition to this, repetitive chokes may be concerning from a cognitive impairment perspective. The recent case study canvassed a 40 year old man who … More Case Study – Frequent Chokes in MMA Concerning for Cognitive Impairment

Mayweather v. Pacquiao Piracy Leads to $30,000 Court Judgement

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released this week by the US District Court, M.D. Louisiana, ordering a Defendant to pay $30,000 for showing Mayweather v. Pacquiao without a licence. In the recent case (J&J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Cheers Sports Bar and Grill, LLC) the Defendant displayed … More Mayweather v. Pacquiao Piracy Leads to $30,000 Court Judgement

Cat Zingano Appeals Toe in Eye TKO Loss – The Legal Landscape in Place

Update February 19, 2019 – Today it was reported that Zingano’s appeal was dismissed. ________________________________________________ Today MMAJunkie reports that Cat Zingano has filed an appeal of her TKO loss stemming from UFC 232. At the event Zingano was kicked in the face.  During the strike a toe from Megan Anderson contacted Zingano’s eye causing injury … More Cat Zingano Appeals Toe in Eye TKO Loss – The Legal Landscape in Place

Saliva and Serum Biomarkers Show “Robust” Promise in Identifying Mild Brain Injury in MMA Fighters

Adding to this site’s combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published seeking to identify non-invasive biomarkers which can help diagnose mild traumatic brain injury in athletes. In the study, titled “Comparison of Serum and Saliva miRNA’s for Identification and Characterization of mTBI in Adult Mixed Martial Arts Fighters” the authors recruited 50 amateur MMA fighters … More Saliva and Serum Biomarkers Show “Robust” Promise in Identifying Mild Brain Injury in MMA Fighters